TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Alfa Grindelwald
Travel Blogs from Grindelwald
... and nicer than an airplane and as Boris promised, the 6 minute changeovers were a breeze. I recommend downloading the SSB train app, which keeps you up to date with train times and platforms. The guards were also very strict at checking tickets (unlike in Zurich), so ensure you have them ready - you can actually get on a train in Switzerland without a ticket (unlike the UK), but if you get caught without there's a hefty fine of CHF100 (£65).
On route I get very snap happy ...
... help us with everything even translating for us on our arrival
with our hosts who we do not see or hear for the next 4 days.
Today we go up in the cable
car to the very top of Mont Blanc it is 3800 meters and quite a fast ride. I am
suffering from the altitude and it is very hard to breath and my lips are blue
by the time we get to the top. I struggle into the warmth of the ...
... balconies, beautiful wildflowers & easy walking wth wondeful views of the snow mountains. Refuge Bethone was crowded, but some of us had a good room with our own bunk & a bathroom!!! Dinner was very communal, lots of pasta, bread & wine. Julie & I had to stop twice on the way back from the dinner hut to our hut. A very social night ...
Oops, no notes again! Refuge Elena quite new and modern. Large dorms but partitioned into bunks of 4. Located on a high ridge overlooking the valley, where we had a long break and arvo tea. Met some interesting groups of Italians, see the funny hats. It seems that all of Italy has these 2 weeks off, so the trails and refuges are full. Dinner in a lovely dining room, food pasta as usual. ...
... at the top including a bit of fun tobogganing. Took out an Indian bloke sitting on his toboggan at the end of the run. Wend got sunburnt head.